Botswana: Fodorites in Bots in June/July 2006?

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Sep 18th, 2005, 02:30 AM
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Botswana: Fodorites in Bots in June/July 2006?

Hello,

My 2006 itinerary has undergone a slight alteration -- does this mean that I may see some of you in Botswana?

20, 21, 22, 23 June: Little Vumbura
24, 25, 26 June: Savuti Camp
27: Selinda or Duma Tau (not ideal, but Savuti didn't have a fouth night available -- at least Selinda is right across the way, so to speak)
28, 29, 30, June and 1, 2 July : Mombo

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Julian
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Sep 18th, 2005, 06:11 AM
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I'll be in Hluhluwe and then on to Kgalagadi at the same time, but I wanted to comment on Savuti, where we stayed in August 2001, and we had some amazing sightings -- we saw all the usual stuff, plus some real rarities, including caracal and aardwolf. We had the left-most (I don't know the orientation so I don't know if its east, west, north or south) and had a great bathroom open to the plains, and had elephants wandering by that you could see from the open shower (or toilet). Plus lots of lion and one wild dog.

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Sep 18th, 2005, 09:24 AM
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Hi Michael,

Glad to hear such a good report about Savuti -- I'm hoping to see some of those small cats, as well as wild dogs!

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Julian
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Sep 18th, 2005, 06:58 PM
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Julian,

You buy...I fly!!!!

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Sep 19th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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way to expensive.....
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Sep 19th, 2005, 08:45 AM
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Hello,

Not sure I understand your comment, Mkhonzo, when this thread is just about finding out if there's a chance I might cross paths with some people -- where does expense factor into that?

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Sep 20th, 2005, 07:27 AM
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Hey Jasher - see you in Savuti!!!! Sounds like we are going to see some amazing game!
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Sep 20th, 2005, 07:31 AM
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Yeah, A., rub it in!!!!!!!!!! ;-)
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Sep 20th, 2005, 07:38 AM
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Hey Cooncat - are you going to take the plunge and get over there with us?

We would love to have you join us - How is Zambia coming?
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Sep 20th, 2005, 07:52 AM
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Well, I told Julian I'd sleep on the floor at Savuti....;-0

I predict that all will be known within a week. In the meantime, please check your e-mail!

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Sep 20th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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Hi Julian

Remember to pack the GPS and mark those lodges

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Sep 20th, 2005, 08:29 AM
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Hi A and ,

Looking forward to it!

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:13 AM
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Hello,

My June/July 2006 itinerary has undergone another alteration to enable me to see the Kwando camps on an educational in lieu of LV since I've already been there. This does mean giving up the chance to see sable, but I really want to experience Kwando firsthand.

Does this mean I may see some of you in Botswana?

19 June: Joburg
20, 21 June: Kwando Kwara
22 June: Kwando Lagoon
23 June: Kwando Lebala
24, 25, 26 June: Savuti Camp
27: Selinda or Duma Tau (not ideal, but Savuti didn't have a fouth night available -- at least Selinda is right across the way, so to speak)
28, 29, 30, June and 1, 2 July : Mombo

The one-night stays at Lagoon and Lebala are definitely not ideal, as I like to stay at least three nights at a camp to full experience it, but were the best I could do within the constraints of my pre-unmentionable venture itinerary.

I'll almost certainly lose my deposit for the four days at LV, though I think in the long run it will be worth it to experience the Kwando camps and round out my Botswana experience.

On the plus side, this will give me a total of 6 nights in Botswana's 'wild dog central' zone!

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Julian
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:39 AM
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I'll be a few days ahead of you the whole way.

I'll be sure to get all the great sightings and leave you with the table scraps.

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:49 AM
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for doing my legwork for me on the wild dogs...you can spend a few days finding them, and I'll spend a few watching them!

What's your itinerary?

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Julian
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:50 AM
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Julian, what do you mean by an "educational" visit? Thanks
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 07:05 AM
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Julian

you will have a better than average chance of seeing Sable (and Roan) at Lagoon and Kwara.
chhers
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 07:27 AM
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Geez Jules, it's a good thing I didn't decide to join you at LV!

How's the snow treating you?
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Hello ,

If you had joined me at LV, we would have stuck with the original itinerary -- though I don't think you would have been disappointed by the chance to see Kwando, either.

Snow? What snow? It's bloody cold here, but the snow never sticks around. Not like your area, where you have real snow!

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 09:55 AM
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Just giving you a hard time. We haven't had much of a winter here this year, let alone snow. Global warming? What global warming? ;-)

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